Why you need an injury law firm that devotes its practice to Michigan workers comp cases.
A growing trend around the country is certification of lawyers who specialize in workers comp. The reason for this is because workers comp requires specific knowledge in medicine, vocational rehabilitation, and administrative law.
Lawyers who only dabble in workers comp cases can quickly become overwhelmed and make critical mistakes. Those mistakes can cost you big time in lost benefits.
Here are some questions that you can ask to make sure that your lawyer is experienced in workers comp. Don’t take a chance with your workers comp benefits.
Four important questions to ask your workers comp lawyer
1. How much of your practice is devoted to Michigan workers comp law?
An experienced workers comp lawyer will be happy to discuss his or her qualifications with you. Find out how many workers comp cases are handled per year and if the lawyer has actually taken any cases to trial.
2. How do you want to proceed with my Michigan workers comp case?
You should always have a reasonable expectation about your workers comp case. Find out if your case will be taken to trial or if settlement is the better option. Sometimes you can return to work and get a compromised voluntary payment of benefits. Your best interests should always come first.
3. How much does it cost to hire your workers comp law firm?
Workers comp cases are handled on contingency. This means that you only pay a fee if you get additional workers comp benefits or a settlement. You should never be charged to meet or discuss your case.
Michigan law sets the maximum amount a lawyer can charge in a workers comp matter. The fee is only 10% if benefits are being paid and the case is settled. A workers comp lawyer can charge 15% of the first $25,000 and 10% on the remainder of any settlement if the claim has been previously denied. It is possible for a workers comp lawyer to charge 30% of the back pay if the case must go to trial and you win.
4. Why do I need a workers comp lawyer in Michigan?
Don’t wait until your workers comp benefits are disputed to call a lawyer. You should always have someone on your side after an injury at work. An experienced workers comp lawyer can advise you how to avoid small problems before they become major.
Call (855) 221-2667 to speak with one of our workers comp lawyers in Michigan. We will do everything possible to protect your legal rights and to make sure that you receive fair compensation for your work-related injury.
– Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. Hes been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers comp benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.
– Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, by Valerie Everett.